Coastal Harvesters welcomes the Coastal Farmers Cooperative back to the 2014 farmers’ market in Avon.

For more information on the cooperative, click here.

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Coastal Harvesters Inc. (CHI) grew 131 pounds of fresh vegetables for Hatteras Island’s food pantries this past season. The Salvo Food Pantry and the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men’s Food Pantry in Buxton received several donations of “cool weather crops” between February and April. Collards, kale, cabbage greens, spinach, lettuce and a variety of herbs were picked at CHI’s Hatteras Island Community Garden located in Buxton.

This is the second year CHI has cultivated organically grown produce for the benefit community food pantries. “And they were always real glad to receive it since the pantries were often low on good fresh vegetables”, stated Rick Anzolut, CHI’s vice-president. “We brought the last of the harvest, seven pounds worth, to Saturday’s Earth Day celebration at the school. Visitors to our table left happy with a free bag of healthy greens.”

CHI and Dare County Master Gardener volunteers as well as other community volunteers care for the garden located behind Fox Watersports in Buxton. If you are interested in helping with the ongoing project, please contact co-managers Carol Bauer at 252-489-8980 or Bernie Tetreault at 252-995-4312.

“We are getting the garden ready for summer planting. It is a great group of people and we always have a good time,” says Bauer. CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to making healthy foods available to Outer Bank’s communities. The group also manages the Hatteras Island Farmer’s Market, held weekly during the summer months in Avon.

Volunteers at community garden

Volunteers Carol Bauer, Kim Anzolut and Richard Schwartz tend garden produce destined for local food pantries.

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Community Garden Donates Produce to Buxton Food Pantry

February 5, 2013

Coastal Harvesters Inc. (CHI) and Dare County Master Gardeners harvested and donated fresh, locally grown vegetables to the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men’s Food Pantry in Buxton this past week. Collards, kale and colorful mixed salad greens were picked at CHI’s Hatteras Island Community Garden.
The vegetable crop was planted with the [...]

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Winter Produce Survey

October 28, 2012

Coastal Harvesters is conducting a survey to identify types of winter produce that Hatteras Island residents would like to see grown in the community garden.
Survey results will be used to help make the garden self-supporting and help shape a youth entrepreneurship project.
The survey is short and will take only a few minutes to complete. [...]

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CHI Visits Community Garden in Conetoe, NC

September 4, 2012

On August 20, 2012, four Coastal Harvesters members visited the 17+ acre community garden run by 48 young people under the age of 18 and a handful of adult mentors in Conetoe, NC. Carol Bauer, Susan West, Shelby Kinnaird and Rick Kinnaird came away very inspired by the whole operation that feeds a community and [...]

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Pickled Peaches

August 10, 2012

Shared by Shelby Kinnaird (aka Diabetic Foodie), Avon NC

Did you buy too many peaches at the farmers’ market? Make Pickled Peaches! They are great with grilled chicken or pork, in salads and on pancakes. Keep a jar in the refrigerator for a quick, healthy snack!
Recipe for Pickled Peaches

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